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WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a potentially worrisome sign for the U.S. economy, domestic trucking shipments declined by almost 9 percent in November, marking the largest year-over-year decrease in almost six years, the industry's largest trade association said....
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The wilting U.S. dollar is pushing the United Arab Emirates, a close U.S. ally, to convert 8 percent of its foreign exchange reserves into the healthier euros, the central bank governor said on Thursday....
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's natural gas monopoly warned Belarus on Thursday against siphoning gas from the main pipeline across its territory if the company goes ahead with a threatened Jan. 1 supply cutoff....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Oil prices rose slightly on Thursday, ending a four-day selloff, after the U.S. government released data showing crude inventories plunged last week....
DETROIT (AP) -- Ford Motor Co. likely will see a large sales drop in December, while Toyota Motor Corp. could gain enough to take over Ford's traditional role as the No. 2 auto company in the U.S. for the month, according to some industry analysts....
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. union workers were deciding Thursday whether to end their a 12-week strike of the world's third-largest tiremaker, voting on a contract that would result in the closing of a tire factory in Texas and provide a $1 billion health care fund for retirees....
ATLANTA (AP) -- US Airways has no intention right now to increase its $8.4 billion offer for Delta Air Lines and it can't see itself backing out of its pursuit of Delta for any reason, Chief Executive Doug Parker said Thursday....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sales of existing homes managed to eke out a small increase in November but the price of homes sold fell for a record fourth consecutive month, a real estate trade group reported Thursday....
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Shares of Apple Computer Inc. fell more than 1.5 percent Thursday after new details of a federal investigation into the company's stock options practices raised questions about the role of its charismatic CEO, Steve Jobs....
NEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street stepped back from a two-day rally on Thursday as investors waded through a battery of reports that indicated the economy's unexpected expansion might force the Federal Reserve to be more aggressive next year....
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